AWAI Success Stories

Looking for a little inspiration? Read some of our most recent success stories below.

And if you want to meet some of the AWAI Members who are now living the writer’s life thanks to their hard work and dedicated persistence, be sure and read our case studies.

Living the Writers Life: Holly Helscher

After retiring from higher education, Holly Helscher wanted something that didn’t tie her down. Writing had long been an interest, but it was when she discovered the Barefoot Writer World that something clicked. The opportunities that have unfolded ever since give this motivated writer space to live an adventurous life with gratification for doing something she enjoys.

Congratulations to Heather Murata: Winner of AWAI’s First Ever Chatbot Writing Intensive Contest… …With A $2K Cash Prize Awarded by Web Writing Expert Nick Usborne

Congratulations to Heather Murata for winning AWAI's Chatbot Spec Challenge.

Living the Writers Life: Max Latimer

Max Latimer first found copywriting while searching for a way to break free from unfulfilling jobs. He initially thought it would be a useful tool to help him create his own business… and then discovered that copywriting itself was the dream business he’d been looking for. Discover what happened after that lightbulb moment and why these days, he’s excited to get out of bed in the morning…

Living the Writers Life: Catherine Catozzi

If you need a dose of inspiration to carry you through the cooling fall weather, look no further than Catherine Catozzi’s story. Just a few months ago, she made up her mind to be a Barefoot Writer. And then she did one simple thing that landed her a string of clients – and a four-figure month. Read on to find out how she did it.

From Not Knowing About Copywriting To Becoming an In Demand Writer

See How This Brand New AWAI Member Went From Zero Clients and No Income to Earning $17K in Just Ten Weeks …

Living the Writers Life: Eric Buensuceso

“Go with what you know” and “invest in your professional success” are two things Barefoot Writers hear regularly. So when Eric Buensuceso put them both to the test, he was delighted to find out just how easy it can be to get a paid writing career up and thriving. Discover the specific steps he took to a surprising payoff…

Living the Writer's Life: Ryan Kuchel

Ryan Kuchel realized early on that he wasn’t cut out for the suit-and-tie world, instead finding his calling as an artist. Between music and writing, he’s steadily creating a path all his own that not only grants him the freedom to plan his days as he pleases, but also proves that integrity can get you far in the Barefoot Writing World.

Living the Writers Life: Wendy Ripmeester

Wendy Ripmeester’s story is a terrific example of someone who shaped her work around her life instead of the opposite. If you’re not sure how to meld your current job or lifestyle with your writing interests, Wendy’s approach offers inspiration and a framework for how to come out on top of any challenge you’re facing.

Living the Writers Life: Wendy Howarter

Wendy Howarter bravely took a step back to look at where she was in life and wasn’t satisfied with what she saw. Not only did she decide she needed to do something about it, but she washed her hands entirely of all that was bringing her down and now enjoys her time island-hopping and writing about wine. Discover how she flipped her life and found joy through writing.

Living the Writer's Life: Chris Hardee

Chris Hardee never wanted to flee his day job, but he did want a little extra cash to use for some of the more important things in life. Writing proved to be the easy answer, with the trifecta of everything he wanted: flexibility doing something he enjoys while making good money doing it. Read on to discover how he wisely integrated part-time copywriting into his full-time work lifestyle.

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